BASIC (2003) Something bad happened during an Army Special Forces trainees maneuver in Panama, and most of the team is dead. It's up to a rogue ex-ranger… 2003-03-28 R PT95M Drama Mystery and Thriller Samuel L. Jackson Connie Nielsen John Travolta Harry Connick Jr. Tim Daly Cristian de la Fuente Taye Diggs Dash Mihok Giovanni Ribisi Roselyn Sanchez Brian Van Holt Sony Pictures Entertainment
Movie Review

BASIC (2003)

MPAA Rating: R
EW's GRADE
D

Details Release Date: Mar 28, 2003; Rated: R; Length: 95 Minutes; Genres: Drama, Mystery and Thriller; With: Samuel L. Jackson, Connie Nielsen and John Travolta; Distributor: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Something bad happened during an Army Special Forces trainees maneuver in Panama, and most of the team is dead. It's up to a rogue ex-ranger (John Travolta) and a by-the-book captain (Connie Nielsen) to uncover the truth in this depressingly empty action thriller built from an inconsequential progression of Rashomonic conflicting narratives. Who's really dead, and why? Who cares!

Originally posted Apr 11, 2003 Published in issue #704 Apr 11, 2003 Order article reprints